Originally Posted by smrobs
If he was my horse, I would put him back into a simple loose ring snaffle for the foreseeable future. After having tooth and back pain ruled out, he is likely in desperate need of some re-training and if he doesn't neck rein at all, he shouldn't be in any type of curb bit, especially one with a broken mouth that is so confusing when you try to direct rein.
AFTER you get him soft and supple and responsive in the snaffle, then you can put him back up into a curb bit if you think you need to. The bit that reiningfan posted (buy it here
) is one that I use on some of my horses. It is a very nice bit that has wonderful feel. It is the bit that I use on my main ranch horse and we do all kinds of things that are just as high octane as barrel racing.
If you need anything more powerful than that to keep control of your horse, then there is a serious training/riding/handling problem.
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